Ebay Product Photography with a Pure White Background

How to take photos of products so they appear to float on a pure white background.  I discuss techniques for a few different cameras with limited features, using natural light (not studio gear).

I used four cameras, ranging from expensive to inexpensive: iPhone (expensive), Samsung Galaxy Avant (386T1) (inexpensive used), Fujifilm XF1 (moderate used), and Nikon Coolpix S570 (inexpensive used).

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Counterfeit Pepe Jeans

I found a pair of Pepe Jeans at the thrift, and was pretty excited, because I’d never seen them before, anywhere.  I did a quick lookup on the ebay app, and they were selling well, at a pretty good price, so I bought them. After washing it, I was so bummed out. The rear leather tag was all crackled: Continue reading “Counterfeit Pepe Jeans”

Simbi Founder Announces the Public Market Blockchain Ecommerce Platform

KJ Erickson’s pitch on Medium wasn’t too inspiring, but the home page at their website was interesting.  I’ll participate, if they make it easy to list. In the rest of this article, I’ll compare their stated features to OpenBazaar 2, the current leading above-ground-mostly-legal blockchain marketplace. This is a long article of > 900 words.

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Can You Start a Successful Home Business Selling Collectibles?

Someone on Reddit had a BF with a lot of collectible action figures, and an idea to create a home business selling them for profit. This was my answer, edited, explaining how I think about selling and space issues.

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Item Not As Described: INAD/SNAD on Ebay

If you make a mistake in a post, and the buyer finds out the item was not what they expected, then they can report it and request a refund. Ebay will rule in the customer’s favor, because the “item was not as described.” INAD.

Here are three situations when I had an INAD:

  • I went with the book Ebay catalog, and it was wrong.
  • I sent the wrong thing.
  • I made a listing error.

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